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GEORGE CHAAPEL – On the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006 former LeRoy resident George Chaapel died quietly at Dar-way Nursing Home in Estella.  He was 64 years of age.  Born in LeRoy Township on Sept. 30, 1941 he was the son of Burr R. and Helen M. (Carter) Chaapel.  For most of his life George worked on various farms in the Canton and LeRoy area until medical problems necessitated his retirement.  He resided for a number of years in Sayre and had been married to the late Doris Chaapel.  In his spare time, George enjoyed woodworking.  He is survived by his brothers, Stanley (and Ruth) Chaapel of Canton RR 1, Raymond (and Paula) Chaapel of Grover and Fred Chaapel of Sayre; sister, Pauline Finogle of Canton and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Burr and Helen Chaapel; brother, Victor Chaapel and sister Marie Hoyles.  The viewing will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton.  Services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Duane Taylor officiating.  –Towanda Daily Review

CHAFFEE –BEVERLY CHAFFEE BAILEY, 66 of 291 East Lake Road, Penn Yan, N.Y. died peacefully on Friday, May 9, 1997 at her home in Scottsdale, Ariz.  She was born on Sept. 26, 1940 in Rome, Pa. the daughter of the late Raymond L. and Pearl Daugherty Chaffee.  Beverly spent her childhood in Potterville, Pa. and graduated from Mansfield University in 1953.  She lived most of her adult life in Wellsboro, Pa. where she made a home for her husband and three children.  Upon retirement, Beverly and her husband enjoyed their time in Penn Yan and Scottsdale.  She is survived by; stepmother, Anna Chaffee, her loving husband of 45 years, Thomas H. Bailey; her daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy Bailey and Bruce Williams of Anchorage, Ark., Dr. Susan Bailey and James Mizgala of Pittsburgh, Pa.; her son and daughter-in-law, Jeffery and Catherine Bailey of Paris, France; her grandchildren, Jeremy and Lea Bailey and Julian and Gabriella Mizgala; two aunts, Beatrice Chaffee of Sun City, Ariz. and Dorothy Daugherty of Newark Valley, N.Y.; two nieces, Karen Smith of Saranac Lake, N.Y. and Kathy Cowher of Tyrone, Pa.; a brother-in-law, David Hollenshead of Warren Center, Pa. also several first and second cousins.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 17, 1997 at the Presbyterian Church 16 2 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Willhite officiating.  Immediately after the service, friends are invited to a gathering at the family home at 291 East Lake Road.  The family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers or to a favorite charity.  –Towanda Daily Review

FRANCIS WILLIAM CHAFFEE age 78, beloved brother of Sarah Neal of Trumansburg, Fred Chaffee of Newfield and Florence Chaffee of Pennsylvania died at Riverview Manor Nursing home in Owego, N.Y. on June 22, 1999.  Francis was born at home in Sheshequin Township, Towanda, Pa. to Fred and Marie Daly Chaffee on June 10, 1921.  After completing tow years of high school in Towanda, Francis worked in farming prior to joining the U.S. Army during World War II.  He was trained and served as a medic in Forida where he treated wounded soldiers.  After receiving an honorable discharge in 1945, Francis became involve with the Veterans Administration system.  He and his brother, Paul a German prisoner of war, lived many years in VA group home facilities in the Lebanon, Pa. area often becoming involved in the local volunteer activities.  In 1996 he was transferred to Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Owego.  Francis was a quiet, gentle soul who was gifted musically.  He played piano, accordion, harmonica and guitar.  He was also a very creative person who loved nature and beauty Francis will be remembered by his fellow residents as the caretaker of plants and for entertaining them with his piano playing.  He will be missed dearly by his family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his siblings, Winifred (New Jersey), Jim (Lodi), John (Texas) and Paul (Pennsylvania).  Services will be held at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St., Trumansburg on Saturday, June 26, 1999 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Eugene O’Hara officiating.  Committal prayers will follow at the Grove Cemetery in Trumansburg.  The family will be present to receive their friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

CHAFFEE –MARIA A. KLINE, 94 died Sunday June 17, 2001 at the Tioga Nursing Home in Waverly, N.Y.  Born Nov. 14, 1906 in Potterville, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Charlotte Manchester Chaffee.  She was the last of nine children.  She was a past member of the Tioga County Cooperative Extension and was creative in many areas of handicrafts of all kinds.  She initiated the crafts for Pediatrics and Oncology projects as a volunteer at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Donald Reeve of Sayre, Judith and Ralph Yanuzzi of South Waverly and Laura and Paul Shaffer of Waverly and a stepdaughter and her spouse, Evelyn and Lewis Wandell of Covington, Calif.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Reuben Werkheiser and her second husband Peter Kline.  Funeral and committal services will be held on Thursday, June 21 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. William Wells officiating.  Memorials may be directed to the Waverly Free Library on 18 Elizabeth St., Waverly, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review

PAUL A. CHAFFEE, 71 of Hollywood Personal Care Center, Sheridan Road, Newmanstown, Pa. was pronounced dead at his residence by Lebanon County Coroner Dr. Robert M. Kline on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 12:30 p.m. after suffering from a cardiac arrest.  Born in Towanda, the son of the late Fred and Marie Daley Chaffee, he was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church here.  He was a disabled, P.O.W. from World War II having served in the Army Air Corps.  Mr. Chaffee was never married and had no children.  Surviving are two brothers; Fred of Towanda and Francis of Newmanstown; three sisters, Sarah Neal, Trumansburg, N.Y., Florence Chaffee of Clarks Summit and Winifred McLean of Camden, N.J.  Graveside military services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.  There will be no viewing or other services.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Hetrick Funeral home, Womelsdorf, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

PATRICK THOMAS CHAMBERLAIN, 50 of Oak Hill Road, Barton, N.Y. died Thursday, October 21, 2004 with his loving family at his side.  Chamberlain died following a courageous battle with cancer.  Pat, as he was affectionately known by his family and friends was born on Marcy 21, 1954 in Sayre, Pa. a son of Charlotte (Talada) Chamberlain Rowe and the late Lee Chamberlain.  Pat was a graduate of the Waverly High School class of 1972.  He was employed by the Sayre Post Office until his illness made the daily journey impossible and he was a former employee of Kennedy Valve in Elmira, N.Y and Ingersoll-Rand in Athens, Pa.  Pat enjoyed hunting, baking, spending time outdoors and loved to help underprivileged children.  Pat treasured the time spent with his family and was a member of the Owego Elks.  In addition to his mother and step-father, Charlotte and C. B. Rowe of Lake Havasu, Ariz., Pat is survived by his sons, Kyle of Sayre, Brian at home and Erick of Barton; his devoted and significant other, Shirley Williams, and children; Corey, Maggie and Nate; brothers and sister-in-law, Don and Nancy Chamberlain of Horseheads, N.Y. and Robert Chamberlain of Rochester, N.Y.; sisters and brother-in-law, Cathy and Rick Atkinson of West Valley, N.Y.; Brenda Chamberlain of Las Vegas, Nev. and Crystal Gloege of Tulsa, Okla. and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.  He was predeceased by his father, Lee Chamberlain; daughter, Colleen and brother, Michael.  A time of remembering the special gift Pat was to all of us will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 24, 2004 at St. John Lutheran Church, 207 S. Hopkins St., Sayre, Pa.  A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2004 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Hope for Children Fund c/o Tioga Central School or the Colleen Chamberlain Scholarship Fund, c/o Tioga Central School, 5th Ave., Tioga Center, N.Y. in loving memory of Patrick Thomas Chamberlain.  A special thank you is extended to all those who cared for Pat during his illness, your kindness and friendship meant so much to his family.  –Towanda Daily Review

CHAMBERS –NANCY J. O’DONNELL, 66, Mount Pleasant Mills died May 1, 2003 at the home of her son in Northumberland County.  Born December 6, 1936 in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary E. (Kipphrn) Chambers.  She and her husband Joseph F. O’Donnell, Sr. resided in Lancaster County until 1975 when they relocated to Roaring Branch where they lived for several years.  A homemaker, Mrs. O’Donnell enjoyed crafts, cooking and baking.  Earlier in her life, she was a 4-H leader and member of Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church in Lancaster.  Surviving are her husband, Joseph F. O’Donnell, Sr. with whom she celebrated 48 years of marriage; sons, Joseph F. Jr. and his wife, Ella, Roaring Branch, Charles E. Sr. and his wife Gloria, Watsontown; daughters, Joanne L. Wesneski and her husband Douglas, Roaring Branch, Linda L. Groff and her husband Scot, Peach Bottom and Pamela J. Hamm and her husband Anthony, Turbotville; sister, Mary E. Miller, Turbotville and 20 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter, Mariah Lynn Jennings.  The funeral service was held May 5 at the Chestnul Level Presbyterian Church, Lancaster.  The family suggests contributions in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 3544 North Progress Ave., Ste 202 Harrisburg, PA or to Sun Hope Health Hospice, 61 Duke Street, PO Box 232, Northumberland, PA.  Arrangements were under the care of William F. Brooks Funerla home, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

PETER R. CHAMPLUVIER, 84 of Laceyville RR 2 (Edinger Hill) died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 28, 1994 on Edinger Hill.  Born in Auburn Township, Susquehanna County, Pa. Oct. 19, 1910 he was the son of the late Peter and Orta Benninger Champluvier Sr.  Peter was a graduate of the Laceyville High School class of 1930.  He became a farmer on Edinger Hill 58 years ago, where he had both dairy and poultry.  In 1949 he moved to his present location, where he farmed with both his son and also his grandson.  He was presently retired from the dairy business, but he still enjoyed his poultry business and also a strawberry business.  He was a past director of the Dairyman’s League.  In his spare time he could be found at Donovan Park in Laceyville where he was an avid supporter of the Laceyville Little League, the Laceyville Teener teams and many of the RTL all-star teams.  During the winter months he was an avid fan of the Wyalusing basketball teams.  Surviving are his wife of 58 years, the former Bernieta E. (Polly) Allen; a son and his wife, E. Thomas and Barbara Champluvier of Edinger Hill, Pa.; two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Rose Marie) Barnhart of Friendsville, Pa. and Mrs. Joseph (June) Rhubright III of Laceyville; also a brother, Clifford Champluvier of Arlington, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, Carl Champluvier in 1958; a brother, Tracey Champluvier in 1990 and a stepmother, Edith Champluvier in 1978.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 31, 1994 at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville with Pastor Mark King of the Braintrim Baptist Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Overfield Cemetery in Meshoppen.  Family and friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Laceyville Baseball-Softball Association, c/o Linda Sabatelle, P.O. Box 127, Laceyville, Pa. or the Laceyville-Meshoppen Ambulance Association, c/o Mable Clark, RR 2, Laceyville, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

PAUL J. CHAPMAN, 61 of 203 E. Pine Street, Athens died at home on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002.  Born August 7, 1941 in Athens he was the son of Stanley and Mary Chapman.  He attended school in Athens.  He was a truck driver most of his life, driving for Rynone Industries.  Most recently he was employed by Valley Taxi.  He enjoyed camping and hunting.  Paul is survived by his five children and their spouses, Paul Jr. and Jean Chapman of Jersey Shore, Pa.; Theresa Muszynski and Fred Nybeck of Morris Run, Pa., Alden Chapman of Sayre, Duane and Cindy Chapman of Laceyville and Brenda Mills and Mark Terry of Morris Run; 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his brothers, Gerald Chapman of Rhode Island, Manley Chapman of Reading, Pa. Carl Chapman of Pinellas Park, Fl, David Chapman of Athens; a sister, Lois of Florida and several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held on Monday, Dec. 23, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. with Pastor Larry Day of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Waverly officiating.  –Towanda Daily Review

NICHOLE I. CHAPPELL - Loving Mother and Daughter.  Age 22 of Millerton, PA died Sunday, July 20, 2003 as a result of automobile accident.  She was born April 10, 1981, the daughter of Jacqueline (Berry) and Timothy Chappell.  Her father, Timothy, on October 1, 1990, predeceased Nichole.  Nichole is survived by her twin sons, Shane Michael and Devon Robert Wallace at home; loving parents, Jacqueline and Timothy Smith of Millerton, PA; brothers, Nicholas (Janette) Chappell of Bushnell, FL, Cody Smith of Millerton, PA; sisters, Nicole (fiancée John Phillips) of Pine City, NY, Miranda Smith of Elmira, NY; nephew, Nicholas Chappell Jr. of Bushnell, FL; maternal grandparents, John and Martha Berry Jr. of Bushnell, FL; paternal grandparents, Claire and Aletha Smith of Hammondsport, NY; maternal great-grandmother, Felicia Cummings of Hammondsport, NY; paternal great-grandparents, John and Marie Berry Sr. of Emporium, PA; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and many loving close friends.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 from 1 to 4 PM.  Funeral services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours. (4:00 PM) The Rev. Donald Rockwell will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Nichole's name may be directed to the American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, CT or to a Scholarship fund for her twin boys to the Shane Michael and Devin Robert Wallace Scholarship Fund, First Citizens National Bank, P.O. Box 57, Millerton, PA.  Interment will take place in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery Hammondsport, NY privately and at the convenience of the family.  –Elmira Star Gazette

CHILSON –CATHERINE G. DIEFFENBACH, 61 of Dushore RR 1 died on Sunday, Jan. 8, 1995 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, Pa.  Born on Jan. 17, 1933 in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, Pa. she was the daughter of Hartley and Mary B. Bahr Chilson.  Catherine had spent her entire lifetime in Cherry Township.  Catherine had spent her entire lifetime in Cherry Township.  She was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran Chapel of Mildred.  In 1975 she was preceded in death by her husband the late Blaine Dieffenbach.  Surviving are a daughter, Perdetia Stackhouse of Liberty, Pa.; her mother, Mary Chilson of Dushore RR; a sister, Mrs. Morris Kinsley of Dushore; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, 1995 at 11 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. Joseph Cotner her pastor officiating.  –Towanda Daily Review

CHARLES L. ‘BALDY’ CHILSON, 69 of Monroeton RR 1, Franklin Township died Monday afternoon, March 26, 2001 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre following declining health.  Born Oct. 30, 1931 in Towanda he was a son of the late Raymond and Cecil Hainesworth Chilson.  Charles attended the Towanda Area Schools.  He was formerly employed by the Lehigh Valley Railroad and by the Berlinger Silk Mill for eight years; Valley Cities Gas Co. for seven years and Towanda Borough for over 38 years retiring May of 1997 as foreman.  Baldy was a life member of the Franklin Steam Engine Co. in Towanda and was a member of the Franklindale Fire Company.  Baldy was well-known throughout the area and possessed many friends.  Surviving are his companion Esther Karpauitz; a brother, Joseph Chilson of Mercur; sister, Amanda Hoyt of Watkins Glen, N.Y. and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was precedced in death by four brothers, Robert, Donald, Kenneth and James Chilson and three sisters, Charlotte Drislaine, Isbelle Sites and Margaret Zenewicz.  Funeral services will be private.  There are no calling hours.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Towanda Fire Department, attention; Fire Chief, 724 Main St., Towanda, Pa. or to the Bradford County Humane Society, P.O. Box 179, Ulster, Pa. in Mr. Chilson’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

CHILSON –DOROTHY GREEN, 73 of Neath, Pa. died on Friday, March 18, 1994 at the University Community Hospital in Tampa, Fla. as a result of a lingering illness caused by Legionaire’s Disease.  Dorothy was born on July 3, 1920 the daughter of Walter and Christine Chilson.  She graduated from Camptown High School in 1938.  On May 5, 1942 Dorothy became the bride of Everett E. Green and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1992.  Dorothy was very active in her community and a member of various organizations, including; the LeRaysville Community Association, the Pomona Grange and the LeRaysville Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star (O.E.S.) of which she was a past worthy matron.  She was a social member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW at Haigh’s Pond.  Dorothy wrote the Neath correspondence in The Rocket-Courier for more than 25 years.  For many, she is best remembered for her love of music.  She was the driving force behind her family, including her children and husband, who performed together throughout the region as the Green Family Singers for nearly 30 years under her direction.  One of her greatest loves in life was to be with her family and friends.  Survivors include her husband, Everett; seven children and their spouses, Gary and M. Eileen Green of Warren Center, Charles and Lois Neuber of Sugar Run, David and Irma Green of Wyalusing, Ron and Shirley Cherry of Zephyrhills, Fla., Phillip and Wendy Ashcraft of Danville, Ky., Robert and Lorraine LaMarca of Alexandria, Va. and Daniel and Janet Jacoby of Fairfax, Va.; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Robinson of Wyalusing RR3; two brothers, Floyd Robinson of Wyalusing RR3 and Fenton Robinson of Rochester, N.Y.; three sisters-in-law, Lois Robinson of Rochester, N.Y., Betty Robinson of Zephyrhills, Fla., and Janet Chilson of Binghamton, N.Y. as well as a number of cousins, nieces and nephews.  Dorothy was predeceased by an infant daughter in December 1961, a brother, George R. Chilson and a sister, Mildred Chilson.  A memorial service is being held Thursday, March 24, 1994 at the First Baptist Church of Zephyrhills in Dorothy’s memory.  A memorial service will be held in Pennsylvania at a later date with arrangements incomplete at this time.  –Towanda Daily Review

CHILSON –ELIZABETH ‘LIZZY’ KINSLEY age 70 of Dushore RR 1 died Sunday morning, June 11, 2000 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa.  She was born Jan. 7, 1930 in Cherry Township a daughter of the late Hartley and Mary Bahr Chilson.  She was a lifetime resident of Cherry Township.  Prior to her retirement in the 1970s, Mrs. Kinsley was employed at Sullcraft Manufacturing in Dushore as a seamstress.  Lizzy and Morris Kinsley had celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Mildred and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of McDermott Post No. 452 American Legion.  She left surviving her husband, Morris Kinsley at home; five children, Mary Bailey of Athens, Pa., Helen Kinsley of Dushore, Pa., Morris Kinsley Jr. of Dushore, Pa., Catherine Foux of New Albany, Pa. and Arthur Kinsley of Berwick, Pa.; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine Dieffenbach and a granddaughter, Shirley A. Bailey.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 8:30 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa. with the Rev. Eddie Nilsen, her pastor officiating.  Friends and family are invited to call on Wednesday evening at McHenry Funeral Home from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Mildred in Elizabeth “Lizzy” Kinsley’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

FRANCIS ALLEN ‘HOOKER’ CHILSON age 66 of Dushore, Pa. died on Monday, July 28, 2003 at his home.  Francis was born in Terrytown, Bradford County, Pa. on October 11, 1936 a son of the late Allen & Helen Benjamin Chilson.  He attended local schools.  He worked with various loggers and also at the Towanda Dry Kiln.  He was currently working for the Cherry Township Superivors.  Hooker enjoyed hunting and fishing and being with his family.  He also picked huckleberries with his family.  Surviving are his spouse, the former Debra Sands at home; sons and daughter-in-law; Francis and Sherry Chilson of New Albany, Pa., Robert Chilson, Arthur Chilson of Wysox, Pa., Tracy Chilson of Dushore, Pa.; daughters and son-in-law, Marie & Dale Fassett of Wyalusing, Pa., Sophia Chilson of Laceyville, Pa., Betty Chilson of Monroeton, Pa., Deborah Bell of Wysox, Pa.; step-daughter, Tlysa Sands of Wyalusing, Pa.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dean & Della Chilson of Camptown, Pa., Nelson & Lois Chilson of New Albany, Pa.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mrs. Florence Hoover of Wyalusing, Pa., Mrs. Doris & Ronald Johnson of Terrytown, Pa., Mrs. Joyce & Herbert Kipp of New Albany, Pa., Mrs. Marguerite & Jerry Yonkin of Dushore, Pa., Ms. Christine Salsman of Dushore, Pa., Mrs. Alice and Bruce Campbell of Ulster, Pa., Ms. Beverly Chilson of Towanda, Pa. and an aunt, Mrs. Nellie Wendella of Elmira, N.Y.  Francis was predeceased by a son-in-law, Mark Bell (1994) and brothers, Ralph Chilson (1984 and Ronald Chilson (1982) and an infant brother, Layton Chilson and a brother-in-law, Marshall Hoover.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 1 at 11 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, Pa. with the Rev. Darrell Sands officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, July 31, 2003 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review 7/30/03

KENNETH N. CHILSON, 62 of Millersburg died February 15, 2001 in Harrisburg Hospital.  He was a retired state actuary, a former mathematics and science teacher and track coach oat Oswayo Valley High School and former Canton dairy farmer.  He was a graduate of the former Mansfield State College with a master’s from the former Indiana (PA) State College.  Surviving are his wife, Jean Spencer Chilson; sons, John of Pensacola, FL; Clay, Alexandria, VA; Doug, Ann Arbor, MI; daughter, Nancy, Lehigh; brothers, Bruce, Oakfield, NY, Eric, Montesano, WA; and one grandson.  Graveside services were held in Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Hoover Funeral Home, Millersburg.  Memorial donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc., P.O. Box 2247, New York, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

NANCY RAE CHILSON, 31, Allentown, PA died August 3, 2003.  Born September 14, 1971 in Olean, NY she was the daughter of Kenneth and Jan Spencer Chilson.  She liked music and dancing to it.  She also liked playing the drum and was a special person to many people.  Surviving are her mother, Jean Chilson, Millersburg, PA/ brothers John and Donna Chilson, Clemmons, NC, Clay and Laura Chilson, TN, Douglas Chilson, MI; nieces and nephews, Cara, Matthew, Samuel and Thomas Chilson; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.  She was predeceased by her father, Kenneth Chilson, March 3, 2001; her maternal grandparents, Nobel and Thelma Chilson; paternal grandparents, Lloyd and Gladys Spencer.  Funeral service was held at the Backman, Kulik and Reinsmith Funeral Home, Allentown, PA August 8, 2003.  Burial was August 9, 2003 at the Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

DONALD LEO CLARK, 90 Canton RR 1 died October 12, 2003 at the home of his son, Matthew.  Born on August 16, 1913 in Galeton, PA he was a son of the late Matthew J. and Emma (Fource) Clark.  On October 17, 1936 he married the former Marjorie A. Phillips at the Annunciation Church in Williamsport.  In earlier years during the Second World War, he helped serve the war effort by working as a ship welder in Baltimore, MD.  He later was employed as a weaver in Hornell, NY and Williamsport.  He then became co-owner of the Canton Body Shop for many years until his retirement.  During retirement he was a bus driver for Canton School District and also worked in maintenance for HUD.  Mr. Clark was a member of the St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Canton, the Wheel Inn, Inc., Roaring Branch and was a life member of the Red Run Rod and Gun Club, Ralston.  He was an avid bowler and enjoyed baseball and playing cards.  Surviving are: sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Betsy Clark, Ralston, J. Scott Clark, Williamsport, Matthew and Karen Clark, Canton; 10 grandchildren; Deborah Mayer, Brad Miller and Christy Clark all of Williamsport; Cindy Black, Chris and Lisa Clark, all of Ralston; Donald and Matthew “Chip” Clark, both of Canton; Robert and Travis Clark, both of Hawaii; seven great-grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his wife on July 29, 2001 after 64 years of marriage and an infant daughter, Bonnie Ann Clark.  A Mass of Christian burial was held October 15th at the St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Ralston with its Pastor, Rev. Peter J. O’Rourke serving as celebrant.  Interment followed in the Pennsdale Cemetery.  The family suggests memorials in Mr. Clark’s name may be directed to a charity of one’s choice.  Arrangements were under the care of the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

CLARENCE COLE, 67 of Second Street, Ulster died Wednesday afternoon April 7, 1999 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born Oct. 16, 1931 in North Rome he was a son of the late Charlie and Eva Cole.  Clarence attended the Ulster schools and was employed by the Ingersoll-Rand in Athens from March of 1952 until his retirement in December of 1993.  Clarence was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing his vegetables with his friends and neighbors.  He also enjoyed visiting with the neighborhood children.  He was an active member of the Ulster United Methodist Church, a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose No. 1490, Waverly and a past member of the Ulster Fire Co.  Surviving are a brother, Charles Cole of Madison, Ohio; three half-brothers, Earl Cole of Ulster, Donald Hayward of Cocoa, Fla. and Lloyd Hayward of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; two half-sister, Ethel Mae Lenox of Sayre and Esther Smalley of Sayre and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral and committal service will be held Saturday, April 10, 1999 at 11 a.m. at the Bowen-Farr Funeral home, Ulster with the Rev. Sandy Foster, pastor of the Ulster united Methodist Church officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Saturday morning at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Nichols Cemetery, Nichols, N.Y.  The family suggests memorial donations may be directed to the Ulster United Methodist Church in care of Arthur Young, P.O. Box 131, Ulster, Pa. in Mr. Cole’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

ELMER E. COLE JR. of Elmira, NY age 86 died on Friday, May 4, 2001 at the Bath Veterans Home.  He was born October 2, 1914 in Binghamton, the son of the late Elmer E. Cole Sr. and Myrtle E. Cole.  He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Esther B. Cole, who died on September 29, 1999. He is survived by one son, Gerald R. Cole of Longmont, CO; a daughter and son-in-law, Janice M. and Philip H. Lantz of Horseheads; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Marion Cole of Bradenton, Florida; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Hall of Greene, Marilyn Carniake of Edmeston and Beverly Harris of New Berlin; brothers-in-law, Roderick Kimball of Greene and Donald Tevyaw of Windsor; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many wonderful neighbors. He retired from the US Postal Service of Binghamton in October of 1968.  Elmer was Past President of The National Federation of Postal Clerks.  He loved camping, collecting old coins and just chatting with his many friends. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at 4:00 PM at the Root Funeral Home, 23 N. Chenango St., Greene, NY.  Burial will be in Sylvan Lawn Cemetery, Greene.  Friends of the family may call Tuesday from 3-4 PM at the Root Funeral Home.  –Elmira Star Gazette

GORDON V. COLE age 36, Baltimore, MD, formerly of Canton died July 7, 1986 at the South Baltimore General Hospital after an extended illness.  Mrs. Cole was the son of Donald and Pauline (Wilston) Cole.  He was a graduate of Canton High School and Penn State University.  Mr. Cole worked as Operations Manager for Montgomery Ward in Detroit, MI and as Operations Manager of Bradlees in Baltimore, MD.  He was a member of the East Canton Methodist Church.  He is survived by his parents; one sister, Claudia Cole Lloyd, Horseheads; one brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Joni Cole, Pittsburgh; four nieces, Kelley, Steffanie, Tracy Cole and Heather Lloyd and one nephew, Craig Lloyd.  A memorial service will be held for family and friends at a date to be announced later.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

LEWIS N. COLE age 86 of 2701 State Route 228, Alpine, NY died Sunday, March 12, 2000 at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY.  Lewis was born on August 9, 1913 in Granville Summit, PA the son of George W. and Daisy Mann Cole.  His wife, Dora B. Cole predeceased Mr. Cole on September 27, 1997.  Also predeceasing him are his brothers, Earl L. Cole, Raymond L. Cole, Charles M. Cole and Fred F. Cole and a sister, Julia R. Crofut.  He is survived by his son, L. Claude (Bonnie) Cole of Montour Falls, NY and daughters, Connie (Allen) Bulkley III and Kathy Cleveland, both of Odessa, NY; sisters, Ruth M. Russell of Vestal, NY and Marian Castle of Canton, PA and brother, Kenneth A. Cole of Granville Summit, PA; grandchildren, Kay (Arnie) Hughes, Allen Bulkley IV, Rebecca (Robert) Franklin, Rhea Cleveland, David (Debbie) Cole and Jeff Cole and seven great-grandchildren.  Mr. Cole worked as a welder and foreman at Shepard Niles for 35 years before retiring in 1970.  He was an avid outdoorsman who loved the woods, gardening, hunting, fishing and trapping.  Contributions in his memory may be made to the Odessa Rescue, Odessa Fire Departmen, Schuyler Volunteer Ambulance or the Schuyler Hospital ER Fund.  A special thanks to Med. Surg. Nurses, Dr. Parker and the Rev. Jim Lesch.  A memorial service to be announced at a later date.  Arrangements under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette

RAYMOND L. COLE, 85 a former resident of Granville Center died at his home in Montour Falls, N.Y. on Tuesday, Feb. 144, 1989.  He was born in Laquin the third child of George W. and Daisy Mann Cole.  He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mrs. Agnes Morrison Cole; daughters and sons-in-law, Celia and Philip Scott, Watkins Glen, N.Y., Loretta and Ronald Johnson of Rock Stream, N.Y.; son and daughter-in-law, Albert and Yvonne Cole of Odessa, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Ruth Russell, Vestal, N.Y., Mrs. Marian Castle, Canton; brothers, Lewis N. Cole, Alpine, N.Y.; Fred Cole of Montour Falls, N.Y., Kenneth Cole of Granville Center, Pa., several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Mr. Cole was predeceased by a son, Clifford; a brother, Earl and a sister, Julia.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Montour Falls and a retired employee of Shepard Niles Corp.  His funeral and committal services were held on Thursday, Feb. 16 in Montour Falls, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review

WALTER B. COLE, 77 of RR 2, Box 353 Athens died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1992 after suffering an apparent heart attack while deer hunting on his property.  Born in Sheshequin Township Feb. 28, 1915, the son of Charles and Wealtha Eckler Cole, he was a retired dairy farmer in the North Ghent area, having moved to Litchfield Township in 1981.  Mr. Cole was a member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Sayre.  He was a member of the church’s advisory board.  He was a former member of the Eastern Milk Producers Co-op and was a former Sheshequin Township Supervisor for 12 years.  He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elsie at home; children and spouses, Eleanor and Edward Wojeinski of Dundee, N.Y., Irene and David Gattone of Zionsville, Pa., Alberta and Rev. Edward Lindsey of Troy, N.C., Dale and Judy Cole of Towanda, Shirley and Gerald Franklin of Sayre RR 1, Judy and Dan Simpson of Waverly and Donald and Bonnie Cole of Athens RR 2; 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Earl Cole of Ulster RR 1; half-brothers, Clarence Cole of Ulster and Charles Cole of Florida and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by four brothers and two sisters.  Friends may call at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the Pilgrim Holiness Church, 701 S. Wilbur Ave., Sayre on Friday from 1 to 2 p.m.  The funeral service will follow at the church at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Bobby Bidwell, former pastor will officiate.  Burial will be in the Nichols Cemetery, Nichols, N.Y.  Memorial donations may be made to the Pilgrim Holiness Church Memorial Fund or to the American Heart Association.  –Towanda Daily Review

COLEGROVE –GLADYS E. NEWBURY born July 9, 1914 in Ulster, Pa. died on Jan. 8, 1996 at her home in Good Samaritan Village, Kissimmee, Fla.  She was 81.  She was predeceased by her husband, Rev. C. Bernard Newbury who died in 1994; her mother, Elizabeth Sackett Colegrove; her father Leon Colegrove; sister, Alma Vosburg; brother, Lavere Colegrove; grandson, Michael John Newbury, 1972.  She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Keith Crain of Rome, Pa.; sons, Bryon Newbury and his wife, Nancy of Dryden, N.Y., Wesley Newbury of Binghamton, N.Y.  and Lyle Newbury and his wife, Diane of Ephrata, Pa.; 15 grandchildren and spouses, Cherie and Bob Michalko, Michele and Martin Taylor, Tammy and Bob Drake, Kimberly and Doug Bickford, Pamela Newbury, Katie Newbury, John Newbury, Dan Crain, Jason Crain, Adam Crain, Tommy Crain; eight great-grandchildren, Ryan, Brandon and Lauren Michalko, Benjamin and Christopher Taylor, Kassendra, Rebekah and Erica Drake.  She was a member of the North Rome Wesleyan Church, Ulster, Pa.  She served the Lord at her husband’s side as minister’s wife in various Wesleyan Methodist Churches; Sharon and Africa, Ohio; Chambers, N.Y.; Wallace, N.Y.; Odessa, N.Y. and in community churches in Cayta, N.Y.; Reading Center, N.Y.; Alpine, N.Y.; Bumpville, Pa. and Windham Summit, Pa.  In addition to ministering, Mrs. Newbury substitute taught in New York state, worked at E.N. Angus Insurance Co., taught third and fourth grade in the Towanda District.  She also was the president for the Women’s Missionary Society for the New York Central District of the Wesleyan church for 10 years.  She was a member of the Old Grove Nature Club and Good Samaritan’s Merritones.  Gladys and her husband owned and operated the Mighty Oak Campground, Ulster for many years.  After retiring, Rev. and Mrs. Newbury spent their winters at Good Samaritan Village, Kissimmee, Fla. and summers in Ulster, Pa.  Memorial services were held at Good Samaritan Community Church, Kissimmee, Fla. on Jan. 12, 1996.  A memorial service will also be held at the North Rome Wesleyan Church in Saturday, Jan. 27, 1996 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ward Hall of Canisteo, N.Y. and Rev. Richard Wolfe of North Rome, Pa. presiding.  Burial will be at a later date at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may make a memorial contribution to the North Rome Wesleyan Women International, Ulster, Pa. in care of Mrs. Doris Linsey or the charity of one’s choice in Mrs. Gladys E. Newbury’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

COLLYER –VIOLA H. ANDRUS, 81 of Church St., Athens died peacefully with her family at her side Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001.  She was born Nov. 26, 1919 in Brooklyn, N.Y. a daughter of the late Robert and Florence Shelton Collyer.  Viola was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Sayre.  She enjoyed crocheting, bingo and playing cards.  For many years, Viola and her husband owned and operated the General Store in Tioga Center.  She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Andrus and sister, Harriett.  Viola is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Roberta and James Honnick, Dolores and Douglas Martin, Carol and Jim Clark, Louise Campbell and George Beville; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001 at St. John the Evangelist Church with Father Vincent Langan, pastor officiating.  Interment will follow in the St. James Cemetery, Waverly, N.Y.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, N.Y.  Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Respiratory Unit of Guthrie Health Care Systems, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. in loving memory of Viola H. Andrus.  –Towanda Daily Review

JOSEPH M. COMFORT SR. of Natrona Heights age 43 on Thursday, December 28, 2000, husband of Mary Ann Thomas-Comfort.  Father of Joseph M. Comfort, Jr. of Upper Burrell, PA, Stacy Comfort, Salisbury, MD and Somer Comfort of New Kensington, PA.  He was the son of Lawrence Comfort of Elmira, NY and Carole (Shepperd) Comfort of Upper Burrell, PA, grandson of Francis Shepperd & Carolyn Bragg, both of Elmira, NY.  He was also the brother of Mrs. Normand (Kelly) Gervais, Vandergrift.  Calling hours will be Saturday 2-4 pm. & 7-9 pm at Duster Funeral Home Inc., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, PA.  Services on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  Contributions can be made to Hope Network, P.O. Box 11460, Pittsburgh, PA.  –Elmira Star Gazette

GLENN R. CONRAD, 73 of New Albany died on Aug. 9, 2001 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda following an extended illness.  He was born in Wheelerville, Pa. on March 14, 1928 a son of the late Rudolph Herman Conrad and Ruth Quail Conrad.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy.  On Feb. 16, 1977 he married the former Donna Dubuc in Chicago, Ill.  They celebrated 24 years of marriage.  Prior to his retirement 8n 1985 he was employed by Milwaukee Rail Road in Chicago.  He had been a resident of this area for the last 16 years moving from Chicago.  Glenn was an avid woodworker, and enjoyed time spent fishing, building and chip carving.  He left surviving five children, Glenn Andrew and Nancy Conrad of Kingsbay, Ga., Sarah Anne Conrad at home, Daniel Conrad of Atlanta, Ga., Mary Ann Conrad of Missouri and Patrick Conrad of Atlanta; a sister and brother-in-law, Rose Marie and Stanley Hill of Muncy, Pa. and 11 grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements wre entrusted to the McHenry Funeral home, 106 Church St., Wyalusing.  –Towanda Daily Review

COOK –DORIS H. ‘DORIE’ FETHERBAY, 75 of Dushore died Sept. 29, 2000 in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, Pa.  She was the wife of the late Willis “Bill” Fetherbay who died May 6, 1998.  Born on Oct. 1, 1924 in Dushore, she was a daughter of the late David and Margaret McHenry Cook.  She graduated from Dushore High School and was employed by the Dushore A&P, Dushore Silk Mill, The Rendezvous, dolly Madison and Eskimo Pie Corporations.  Dorie was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel, Dushore.  She was a member of the Auxiliary of Dushore American Legion Post No. 996 and the Auxiliary of New Albany VFW Post No. 384.  She and her late husband were married 50 years and enjoyed camping and spending winters in Florida.  She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Paul Bird of Jonestown; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Marlene Fetherbay of Lancaster; grandchildren, Sean Bird of Alexandria, Va. and Terry and Christie Bird of Jonestown and a sister, Pearl of Louisville, Ky.  She was preceded in death by her brothers, Curtis, Clair (Thomas), Carl, Douglas and Gerald and sisters, Martha Buffington, Bernice Farrell, Josephine Keeler, Alice Goodwin and Kathryn Waldron.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000 at 11 a.m. in the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel, Dushore with the Rev. Dr. Eddie Nilsen, her pastor officiating.  Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Cherry Township, Dushore.  Friends and family are invited to call on Monday, Oct. 2, 2000 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000 at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel, Dushore from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in Doris’ memory be made to the Shepherd of the Hills Memorial fund, Zion Chapel, Carpenter Street, Dushore, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

ARTHUR HARRISON ‘ART’ COOPER, 88, Granville Summit, PA, (West Burlington Twp.) and formerly of Baltimore, MD died peacefully at his home March 19, 2003.  He was born on February 18, 1915 in Maryland.  His solid faith in the Lord guided his life.  He was a hard worker.  Following his retirement he loved time spent caring for his Hereford cows and farming.  Mr. Cooper was a member of the East Granville Baptist Church and a member of the former Union Grange in West Burlington.  He respected God’s nature and enjoyed walking and reading the Bible.  Besides his children, Mr. Copper is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Roberta Ray Harden at home; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy (Jacob) Green, Baltimore, MD.  A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. March 29th at the East Granville Baptist Church near Bailey Corners with his pastor Richard Pratt officiating.  Those who wish may direct memorials in Mr. Cooper’s name to the East Granville Baptist Church c/o 10 S. Minnequa Ave., 102, Canton, PA.  Arrangements are in the care of Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WALTER S. CORBETT, long time resident of Troy, Pa. died on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  He is survived by his wife, Florence; his son Bill; daughter, Kathy (Fred Mack) and six grandchildren.  He served with the 3rd Infantry Division in World War II and later was a public school teacher and administrator.  Well respected in his community, he served on the Troy Council, was a member of the Troy Lions Club and was a Mason.  His interests were hunting and fishing and he loved playing bridge.  His family will miss him.  There will be no calling hours or service.  Donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice or the Robert Packer Hospital, Guthrie Health Resource Development, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA.  –Towanda Daily Review

COREY –ROSE M. DUNBAR, 85 of Warren Center died on Sunday, June 8, 2003 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Rose was born on March 22, 1918 in South Waverly, a daughter of the late Frank and Mabel (Talada) Corey.  She was predeceased by her husband, Lewis J. Dunbar; three children, Shirley, Lewis I and Lewis II; a brother, Theodore Corey, a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Dunbar; two brothers-in-law, Marvin Coolbaugh and William Dunbar.  She is survived by: a daughter, Sandra (James) Russell of Sayre; sons, Edwards Dunbar, William B. (Nancy) Dunbar, all of Rome, Theodore (Judy) Dunbar, Berkshire, NY, Charles (Pandora) Dunbar, Athens, Michael (Rebecca) Dunbar, Warren Center; sisters, Margaret King of Ithaca, Mae Corey of Waverly, NY and Elizabeth Monchak of Sayre; 28 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Rose was an excellent seamstress and was employed by Blue Swan in Sayre for many years.  She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Waverly and very much enjoyed shuffle board tournaments and playing Euchre with her grandchildren.  She also enjoyed gardening, crocheting and cooking.  At her request there will be no visitation.  Cremation will take place at Tioga Crematory, Athens and a memorial service will be held at a later date.  The Cooley family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols, NY is assisting with the arrangements.  –Towanda Daily Review

CORNELL –YVONNE A. (CORNELL) PHINNEY of Laceyville went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 1, 2004.  She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Fred F. Phinney; her mother, Bickford E. Taylor Cornell of Laceyville; brother, Melvin Cornell of Kingston, Pa.; sister, Claudette (Gary) Burke of Sugar Run; son, Mark (Ruth) Phinney of Rochester, N.Y.; daughter, Susan E. Phinney of Laceyville; two grandchildren, Lauren and Justin Phinney of Rochester, N.Y.; many nieces and nephews; also special friends, Doris Canfield and Shirley Minier.  Yvonnie was preceded in death by her father, Cyrus J. Cornell and two brothers, Cy and Ivan Cornell.  Born in Binghamton, N.Y., Yvonne was a 1954 graduate of Laceyville High School and later became the secretary-treasurer of the family business, Cornell Manufacturing of Laceyville until the business was sold.  In later years Yvonne prepared tax returns for many local business establishments and families.  She served as bookkeeper for her husband’s contracting business for over 40 years.  As a member of the Evergreen Christian Church, Yvonne was very active on the Missions Board and supported many missionaries.  Family and friends may call at the Evergreen Christian Church at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. with Pastor Michael Dodd of the church officiating.  Interment will be in the North Flat Cemetery in Laceyville.  Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Missions Board at Evergreen Christian Church, RR2, New Albany, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

RILEY JAMES CORRELL, infant son of Richard and Carol Tice Correll of Mansfield, Pa. died April 11, 2000 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa.  Riley was born Feb. 16, 2000 in Sayre.  Surviving in addition to his parents are his siblings, Richard, Clarissa, Chelsea, Calen, Reece and Chandler; maternal grandparents; Frank and Nancy Tice of Mainesburg, Pa. paternal grandparents; Norm and Pat Geiser of Millerton, Pa. and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield Saturday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Funeral services will follow there Saturday at 5 p.m. with the Rev. Howard Woodruff officiating.  –Towanda Daily Review

CORTER –EVELYN MAE MARTZ, 68, Trout Run, died February 25, 2002 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born May 11, 1933 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Eva Fulmer Corter.  Surviving are her husband, Wilbur Martz, Trout Run; children, Debra Hagemeyer, Montoursville, Clarence, Trout Run, Wilbur Jr., Trout Run, David, Newport News, VA, William, Trout Run, Susan, Lock Haven, Linda Sweithelm, Canton, Fred, Trout Run, Lewis, Trout Run, 11 grandchildren; brothers, Paul Fulmer of California, LaRue Corter, Williamsport, Dale Corter, Jersey Shore.  She was preceded in death by a son, Timothy.  Graveside services will be held at Steam Valley Cemetery, Steam Valley, Thursday, February 28 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Gerald Peet officiating.  The Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg is in charge of the arrangements.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

VICTOR O. COTT, 82 of Forksville died Sunday evening, Dec. 9, 1990 at the Dar-Way Nursing Home, Estella following a lingering illness.  He was born March 17, 1908 in Elkland Township, Sullivan Co., the son of the late Fred and Mae Fetherbay Cott.  He was a lifetime resident of Sullivan Co. and had been a former mail carrier.  He was later employed by the Lewis Lumber Co. of Hillsgrove.  He was a former borough council member of Forksville and was a member of the Forksville United Methodist Church.  He also was a member of Evergreen Lodge No. 163 F.J A.M. in Monroeton.  In March of 1990 he and his wife, Alice Brenchley Cott celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary.  Surviving in addition to his wife, are three daughters, Mrs. Leon (Mildred) Rosbach of Forksville, Mrs. Mervin (June) Jumper of Landisburg RD and Mrs. Charles (Kathleen) Schweitzer of Forksville; one sister, Mrs. Eunice Renninger of Omaha, Neb.; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; several cousins, nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Forksville United Methodist Church with the Rev. James E. Lewis, Mr. Cott’s pastor officiating.  Burial will be in the Forksville Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore Tuesday evening from 7 until 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Forksville United Methodist Church from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.  Masonic funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the McHenry Funeral home by members of the evergreen Lodge No. 163 F. & A.M. of Monroeton. –Towanda Daily Review

JOHN D. (JACK) COX, 79 of Minerva, Ohio died in his home Monday morning, Dec. 7, 1998 following a long illness.  Born in Powell, Pa. March 14, 1919 he was the son of the late John and Grace (Watkins) Cox.  He was a retired mechanic at Kempthorn Buick in Canton, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he was also a member of the Christian Church of Augusta and the American Legion Post 42 in Towanda.  He is survived by his wife, Delores (Sayman) Cox; sons, John Cox of Minerva, Richard Cox of Elmira, N.Y., Robert Cox of Minerva; daughter, Mrs. Barbara Hawkins of Augusta; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by five brothers and six sisters.  Funeral services will be in the Bartley Funeral home in Minerva Thursday, Dec. 10, 1998 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Bill Bush officiating.  Burial will be in Augusta Cemetery.  Calling hours at the funeral home will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Contributions may be made to the Christian Church of Augusta.  –Towanda Daily Review

SAMUEL F. COX, 83 died April 25, 2004 at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit.  Born March 9, 1921 in Sullivan County, he was a son of Samuel and Cora Cox.  His wife of 51 years, Ernestine Cox died July 23, 2001.  Samuel was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Muncy.  He also enjoyed hunting and baseball having played in the minor leagues.  Surviving are two daughters, Bridget B. Diehl of Unityville and Teresa M. Escobar of Miami, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Lauren, Ryan and Kelly Escobar, Whitney and Brett Diehl, Tanya Stugart and Jeremy Herr; two brothers, Merl Cox of W. Va. and Wilbur “Bud” Cox of Virginia Beach, Va. and two sisters, Ruth Swisher of Hughesville and Florence Best of Williamsport.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Sue Ann; two brothers, Bruce and Ed Cox and two sisters, Mary Sherwood and Gertrude Miller.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Chruch of the Resurrection, 526 S. Main St., Muncy with the Rev. Glenn McCreary officiating.  Friends may call at McCarty’Thomas’, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday with a prayer service at 7 p.m.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

CRANDALL –GEORGIANNA C. CLARKE age 90 of #209 North Holden Street, Osceola, PA, died Monday, February 9, 2004 at her residence.   She was born February 25, 1913 in Osceola, PA, the daughter of George and Edith Hammond Crandall.  A 1935 graduate of Elmira College, she taught two years in the Springwater, NY High School.  On October 8, 1937, she married Gordon F. Clarke who predeceased her on January 1, 1997.  For many years, she was a substitute teacher in several area high schools and from 1957 to 1972, worked in the office at the Elkland Leather Company.  She was Past Matron of the Elkland O.E.S., a past president and secretary of the Elkland Shakespeare Club, a member of the Osceola United Methodist Church, where she was, at one time, the organist and choir director, a former member of the Wellsboro and River Valley Country Clubs.  She enjoyed music, reading, crossword puzzles, crocheting, bird watching and playing bridge.  She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, George F. and Linda S. Clarke, Osceola, PA; grandchildren, Steven D. Clarke, Corning, NY, Travis (Kelda) R. Jones, Tienen, Belgium, Kimberly G. (Alex) Starling, Gordon, GA; great-granddaughter, Makenna Starling, Gordon, GA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be a memorial service at Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. with Christian Counselor, Dennis Bliss officiating.  Friends may share memories from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance Assn., the Elkland Area Library or the Laurel Home Health/Hospice, Wellsboro, PA –Elmira Star Gazette

CRANDALL –SARAH A. HOYT age 83 of New Albany RR 2 died on Wednesday Feb. 12, 2003 at the Highlands Nursing home in LaPorte, Pa.  She was born on April 21, 1919 in Towanda, Pa. a daughter of the late Edwin and Evangeline Crandall.  She has been a resident of the New Albany area since she was 25 years old.  Sarah is a graduate of the Mansfield Teaching School and began teaching in the Oak Hill School, after the Wyalusing School district was formed she taught for a short time for the Laceyville Elementary School and then later taught for the Wyalusing School District giving 33 years of service.  Mrs. Hoyt was a member of the New Era United Methodist Church and was an active member and served in various positions within the church.  She was also a member of the New Albany Community Club.  In 1992 she was preceded in death by her husband the late H. Dean Hoyt.  She enjoyed flowers and gardening and time spent in the out of doors.  She also enjoyed doing handcrafts, reading and crossword puzzles.  She is survived by her children: Edwin and Sharon Hoyt of Cooper City, Fla., Frederick and Judy Hoyt of Rowley, Mass., Susan and Robert Turnbull of Damascus, Md., W. Reese and Kim Hoyt of Rockwell, N.C., August and Gwen Durante of Berwyn, Pa., Roger Hoyt and Beverly Wood of New Albany, Pa., Terry and Marlea Hoyt of New Albany, Pa.; by her 15 grandchildren, Mark, Loreen, Brett, Corin, David, Adam, Robert, Dean Christopher, Sarah, August III, Shawn, Kylie, Tera and Kelly and by two great-grandchildren, Kacey and Kara.  In addition to her parents and husband, H. Dean Hoyt she was also preceded in death by a son, David Hoyt in 1990 and by sisters, Maureen Jones and Electra Powell.  Funeral and committal services will be held on Monday, Feb. 17, 2003 at 11 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, PA with the Rev. Robert Hockenberry, pastor of the United Methodist Church officiating.  Friends and family are invited to call on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003 in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  –Towanda Daily Review

GERTRUDE M. CRANE age 88, formerly of 301 South Main Street, Elmira died on Saturday, November 16, 2002 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.  She was born on September 10, 1914 in Sayre, PA to the late John and Bessie (Lincoln) Crane.  Gertrude retired from the Sears Roebuck Company after many years of service and was a member of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church. Survivors include her brother, Frank M. Crane of Athens, PA; nieces, Lucinda Ann Friedrichsen of Nichols, NY and Margaret Elizabeth Crowley of Athens, PA; nephews, John M. Crane of Athens, PA and Thomas Horton of Towanda, PA.  At Gertrude's request there will be no services. Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  –Elmira Star Gazette

CRANMER –LOIS CRANMER MCLAUGHLIN, 94 a resident of 9720 Sidehill Rd., Northeast, Pa. formerly of Monroeton died Wednesday, Aug 26, 1987 at the Erie County Geriatrics Center.  She was born March 6, 1893 in Monroeton to the late Albert and Charlotte Payne Cranmer.  She had been a resident of the Northeast area since 1914.  In early 1920’s she was employed as a secretary of the Electric Materials Company in Northeast.  She was preceded in death by one brother, John Cranmer and three sisters, Helen, Jessie and Mary Cranmer all from Monroeton and one grandson, Wesley Long.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John (Nancy) Long of Northeast; two sons, Burt McLaughlin and Ted McLaughlin of Erie, Pa.; 18 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.  The funeral service was held Friday afternoon at the Elkin Funeral Home in Northeast.

CRAWLEY –MRS. ELLEN C. LEWIS, 72 a resident of the State College Manor died there Friday, July 19, 1985.  Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Edson Snell and Mrs. Robert Lewis, both of HC 31, Mrs. Lewis Snell of Horseheads, N.Y., Mrs. Leo Birdsall, Beaver Dam, N.Y. and Mrs. Donald Griswald, Trout Run R.D.; a sister, Mrs. Genevieve Lattimer, Waverly, N.Y., 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Spitler’s Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville with the Rev. Joseph R. Kakareka, chaplain of Divine Providence Hospital officiating.  Burial will be in Barbours Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.

GORDON E. CRAWN, 84 of Pine Island, N.Y. died Tuesday Jan. 22, 2002 at Schervier Pavilion Nursing Home, Warwick, N.Y.  He was born Nov. 4, 1917 in Ulster the son of Charles and Alice Corneby Crawn.  He was a retired supervisor for Remington in Newton, N.J.  He was a World War II Army veteran and was a member of the Warwick VFW.  He was a member of the Rinky Dink Sportsman Club, Pine Island.  He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Emily Ruhl Crawn; brothers, Harold Crawn and William Crawn and granddaughter, Brianna.  He is survived by his sister, Genevieve Murphy of Ulster; nieces, Judy Zaccagnino of Warwick, Gail Romanoski of Florida, N.Y., Marceil Murphy of Ulster, Shirlene Murphy of Ulster and Norrene Farr of Sayre; nephews, Malcolm and Lyndon Murphy of Ulster and five grandchildren, Damian, Joshua, Regan, Cori and Laine.  Burial will be in Warwick Cemetery, Warwick, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review

MELVIN E. ‘TOOTIE’ CRIST SR., 77 of Maple St., Williamsport, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001 at his home.  Born March 16, 1924 in Williamsport he was a son of Irvin and Edna Moyer Crist.  He was a 1942 graduate of Williamsprot High School and an Army veteran of WWII.  He was a bartender for many years at the 4th Ward and BPOE Elks Club.  Surviving are a son, Melvin E. Crist, Jr. of Milton; two daughters, Christine R. Neufer of Trout Run and Karen L. Benson of Williamsport; a sister, Margaret Llewellyn of Williamsport; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. this evening at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport.  Services will be private.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

OSMAN E. CROFT age 96 of Tannery Creek Road, Corning, NY, formerly of Addison, NY died November 19, 2004 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.  He was born July 28, 1908 in Knoxville, PA, the son of Earl and Ola Croft.  He retired from Ingersoll-Rand in Painted Post, NY, where he was an erection engineer.  He loved gardening, working in his workshop and taking care of his lawn. Osman and his wife Jean would have been married 75 years on Valentine's Day of 2005.  He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, James and Norma Croft of Lancaster, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Dolores and Graham Wightman, Corning, NY; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Donald (Doris) Skinner, RD, Knoxville, PA, and Mrs. Marie Peterman, Hendersonville, NC; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean, on November 18, 2004.  Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made to your local chapter of the SPCA.  Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA.  –Elmira Star Gazette

CROMAN –RUTH C. ARNOLD, 95, formerly of Hughesville died March 9, 1993 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Muncy Valley Hospital, where she had resided since July 1991.  She was the wife of Guy R. Arnold to whom she was married for over fifty years and who predeceased her on February 28, 1972.  Mrs. Arnold was born April 16, 1897 in Hughesville the daughter of DeWitt and Alice Dieffenderfer Croman.  Mrs. Arnold was a graduate of the former Muncy Normal School and she taught in a one-room school at Elimsport.  She and her husband owned the former Arnold’s Pharmacy (now Montgomery Pharmacy) for thirty-one years.  She was also an operator for the West Branch Ball Telephone Co.  She graduated from Hughesville High School class of 1916, was a former member of the Hughesville Bridge Club, the Hughesville Garden Club and was a former member and past President of the Hughesville Woman’s Club.  She was former past President of Glenn Sharrow American Legion Post 35 Auxiliary and a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hughesville.  Surviving are; one son, James C. Arnold, Canton; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.  Services will be Friday, March 12 at 11 a.m. at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville with the Rev. George E. Doran, her pastor presiding.  Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday.  Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, RR 1, Hughesville.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

WALTER CROMAN, 89, formerly of Hughesville died April 12, 1984 in the Williamsport Home where he had been a resident since December, 1977.  His wife, the former Edna P. Rine died Feb. 14, 1983.  Mr. Croman was retired from the former Modecraft Inc., Muncy.  Born in Sullivan County Oct. 3, 1894 he was a son of Chester and Jennie Danley Croman.  He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Chester L. Herr of Williamsport RD 1 and Mrs. Clifford E. Warg of Muncy RD 4; a brother, Delbert of Endicott, NY; four grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held April 16, for the McCarty-Thomas Funeral home, Hughesville wit the Rev. R. Wayne Hogue his pastor officiating.  Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville RD 1.  –Williamsport Sun-Gazette

CLAUDE L. CRUMM, 81, Roaring Branch RD 1 died December 11, 1990 at his home following an extended illness.  Mr. Crumm was born March 21, 1909 in Richwood, WV a son of Alouie E. and Lulubell Repard Crumm.  Claude was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a railway mail clerk from 1930-65.  His route ran from New York City to Pittsburgh.  He is survived by his wife, Bertha with whom he celebrated 54 years of marriage on February 14, 1990; four daughters, Mrs. Lars (Claudia) Bergdahl, Cerritos, CA, Miss Shirley Crumm, Blue Hill, ME, Mrs. Carl (Maxine) Fredericksein, Walnut Creek, LA and Mrs. Thomas (Merle) Szydlo, Jamestown, NY; three grandchildren, Stephen Bergdahl, Sacramento, CA, Jacquelyn Bergdahl, Rio Rancho, NM and Elliot Fredericksen, Walnut Cree, CA; brother an sister-in-law, Clement and Janet Crumm, Canton; nieces, nephews and cousins.  In accordance with Mr. Crumm’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral.  Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton Ambulance Association for their valued assistance or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 25727, Alexandria, VA.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

CHARLES F. CUMMISKEY, 53 of Athens, Pa. died unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 5, 1995 following a heart attack.  Born on Jan. 8, 1942 in Elmira N.Y. he was the son of the late Edward and Ruby Jennings Cummiskey.  He is a graduated of Wyalusing High School.  A veteran of the Vietnam War.  Mr. Cummiskey is a retired Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force, giving 20 years of service.  He was employed by Executone Telephone Company of Binghamton, N.Y. giving 10 years of service.  Charles is a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and the New Albany V.F.W. Post.  Surviving are two sons; Jeff and James Cummiskey of Atlanta, Ga.; one sister, Mrs. Bryce (Evelyn) Bedford of New Albany RR 2; two brothers, Richard Cummiskey of New Albany RR 2 and Gerald Cummiskey of New Albany RR 2 and several nieces and nephews.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Oct. 9, 1995 at 11 a.m. in St. Basil’s Catholic Church, Dushore, Pa. with Fr. Patrick J. McLaughlin as celebrant.  Graveside military honors will be accorded.  Interment will be in the adjoining parish cemetery.  Friends and family are invited to call on Sunday evening, Oct. 8, 1995 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore from 7 to 9 p.m.  A Wake Service will be held at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Sunday.  –Towanda Daily Review

CURCHOE –DOLORES M. ‘DOLLY’ CURCHOE WHEELER, 69 of Canton died October 26, 2000 at the Bradford County Manor.  Born in Williamsport, PA on May 21, 1931 she was a daughter of the late Ernest F. and Ann Petinko Curchoe.  As a young woman she was raised in Williamsport and graduated from the Williamsport Area High School class of 1948.  Shortly following graduation she married Bob Wheeler and on March 19 they celebrated 51 years of marriage.  She will be remembered as a talented cook.  A job she enjoyed.  She worked alongside her husband, Bob in their family’s restaurant and cocktail bar located in Canton.  Mrs. Wheeler was a member of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Canton.  Surviving are: her husband Robert at home; five children and their spouses, Robert Jr. and Glenda Wheeler, Williamsport, Cheryl Ann and James Walter, Williamsport, Darlene and “Mac” MacDonald, Canton, Stanley Wheeler, Williamsport, Ernest Wheeler, Montoursville; nine grandchildren a step-grandchild and three great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Robert Sykes, Williamsport; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by an infant son, John.  A Mass of Christian burial was held October 30 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Williamsport with the church’s pastor Msgr. Stephen McGough serving as celebrant.  Interment was in the Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport.  Those who wish may direct memorials to the Bradford County Manor Resident Entertainment Fund, RR3, Box 322, Troy, PA in Mrs. Wheeler’s memory.  Arrangements were under the direction of the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

CYPHER –GEORGETTA GOFF, 56 of Windham (Rome RD 2), affectionately known as “Punch” by her family and friends died on Aug. 7, 1991 at Robert Packer Hospital following a lengthy illness.  She was born on December 26, 1934 in Mt. Kisco, N.Y. a daughter of Sylvester G. and Marietta (Hawks) Cypher.  She served as treasurer for the Katonah-Lewisboro School District for 19 years until her retirement in 1981.  Following retirement, she and her husband settled in Windham.  She enjoyed all crafts, especially needlework and knitting and for a few years owned and operated the Village Handicraft Shop in Nichols.  She also served as secretary-treasurer for Windham Township.  She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Robert S. Goff at home and her daughter and son-in-law, Kathie and Robert J. Maryniak, Danbury, Conn. and also several nieces and nephews.  The funeral service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. from the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols with the Rev. John Easton, pastor of the Nichols United Methodist Church officiating.  The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at 11 a.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel.  In memory of Punch, memorials may be directed to the Windham Volunteer Ambulance in care of Mrs. Lillian Merrill, Box 59, Rome, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

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